One in Messiah Congregation

קָּהָל אֶחָד בְּמָּשִׁיחַ


A part of the Congregation of Israel

עֲדַת יִשְׂרָאֵל


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Phone: 615 712-3931




Shabbat Shalom

 שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם


Today is November 23, 2019


November -- the nineth month (now the 11th month)

Middle English Novembre
Latin November
Latin Novembris mensis "nineth month"

Novembris had 30 days, until Numa when it had 29 days, until Julius when it became 30 days long.


We acknowledge Yehovah’s calendar

We are now in the eight month of God called “Bool – 25th day” in the Hebrew Bible, not Marcheshvan that is made up in Judaism


1Kgs.6[38] And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul /Bool which is the eighth month, was the house finished throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So was he, Solomon was seven years in building it.



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The new moon is next week - Thursday night (Friday until sundown)

Zech.7 [1] … the ninth month, even in Chisleu / Chislev


Sad to say, the new moon, Chislev is on world’s Thanksgiving or Black Friday


National Retail Federation - NRF’s annual forecast estimates that holiday retail sales in November and December will be up between 3.8 percent and 4.2 percent over 2018 for a total of between $727.9 billion and $730.7 billion.



First, let's talk a little about the world’s Thanksgiving; there are many different accounts on the net.


Here is one account:

The Pilgrims left Plymouth, England, on September 6, 1620 for the New World.

Although filled with uncertainty and peril, it offered both civil and religious liberty. Arriving in Massachusetts in late November, the Pilgrims sought a suitable landing place.  1621

The Pilgrims were a specific group of Calvinist Christians.

After King Henry VIII separated the Church of England from the rest of the Catholic Church, many English subjects were dissatisfied with the king acting as the highest church authority.


Encouraged by the Protestant Reformation in Germany, Holland, and Switzerland, these dissatisfied subjects separated from the Church of England in favor of a type of Christianity without a church hierarchy with the Bible as the only authority (as they interpreted it).


Without a hierarchy, hi·er·ar·chy, many different interpretations of the Christian faith were practiced by various separatist groups.

As a whole, these groups can also be called puritans.


One group, originally called the Leiden Congregation (because they left England and lived in Leiden, Holland for several years), believed that they could not successfully live with their beliefs among the English (and the English authorities also pressured the government of Holland to remove them).

This group set out to live as a congregation in the new world.

They became known as the Pilgrims because they saw themselves as settlers in a promised land with a promised future.


The Pilgrim Church no longer exists as a single entity. They were a type of Calvinists and puritans. Their religion is similar to today's Baptists, Congregationalists, and Methodists. None are of the God of Israel.


Fast forward a bit in time... from September 6, 1620

In 1789, following a proclamation issued by President George Washington, America celebrated its first Day of Thanksgiving  under its new constitution.


That same year, the Protestant Episcopal Church, of which President Washington was a member, announced that the first Thursday in November would become its regular day for giving thanks, "unless another day be appointed by the civil authorities." Yet, despite these early national proclamations, official Thanksgiving observances usually occurred only at the State level.


Much of the credit for the adoption of "of a later ANNUAL national Thanksgiving Day may be attributed to Mrs. Sarah Joseph Hale, the editor of Godey's Lady's Book.


For thirty years, she promoted the idea of a national Thanksgiving Day, contacting President after President until President Abraham Lincoln responded in 1863 by setting aside the last Thursday of November as a national Day of Thanksgiving.

Over the next seventy-five years, Presidents followed Lincoln's precedent, annually declaring a national Thanksgiving Day.


Then, in 1941, Congress permanently established the fourth Thursday of each November as a national holiday.


The problem with this is today "ANYONE" does Thanksgiving.

Whatever religion you have or do not have, family gets-togethers, drinking beer, wine, eating turkey, eating your left over Halloween pumpkin (pumpkin pie) and watching football and the parade has replaced the God of Israel and His feasts.


So thank god? Which god? – With people that are in sin? No way…


Sad to say, not many people celebrate or even know about the "Feasts of Yehovah".



Remember: in 1941, Congress “made up” a permanent, established day, the fourth Thursday of each November as a national holiday.


We are just more interested in “real” things like the Feasts of Yehovah.


One last word on thanksgiving, we are not against family, turkey, dressing, pies, or parades etc…

Today’s Topic:

A real Thanksgiving to the God of Israel

Being thankful


תּוֹדָה todah

Meaning:  1) confession, praise, thanksgiving 1a) give praise to God 1b) thanksgiving in songs of liturgical worship, hymn of praise 1c) thanksgiving choir or procession or line or company 1d) thank-offering, sacrifice of thanksgiving 1e) confession

Usage:  AV - thanksgiving 18, praise 6, thanks 3, thank offerings 3, confession 2; 32



[1] Likewise this is the law of the trespass offering: it is most holy.
[2] In the place where they kill the burnt offering shall they kill the trespass offering: and the blood thereof shall he sprinkle round about upon the altar.
[3] And he shall offer of it all the fat thereof; the rump, and the fat that covereth the inwards,
[4] And the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the flanks, and the caul that is above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away:
[5] And the priest shall burn them upon the altar for an offering made by fire unto Yehovah: it is a trespass offering.
[6] Every male among the priests shall eat thereof: it shall be eaten in the holy place: it is most holy.
[7] As the sin offering is, so is the trespass offering: there is one law for them: the priest that maketh atonement therewith shall have it.
[8] And the priest that offereth any man's burnt offering, even the priest shall have to himself the skin of the burnt offering which he hath offered.
[9] And all the meat offering that is baken in the oven, and all that is dressed in the fryingpan, and in the pan, shall be the priest's that offereth it.
[10] And every meat offering, mingled with oil, and dry, shall all the sons of Aaron have, one as much as another.
[11] And this is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he shall offer unto Yehovah.

[12] If he offer it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer with the sacrifice of thanksgiving unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and cakes mingled with oil, of fine flour, fried.

[13] Besides the cakes, he shall offer for his offering leavened bread with the sacrifice of thanksgiving of his peace offerings.
[14] And of it he shall offer one out of the whole oblation for an heave offering unto Yehovah, and it shall be the priest's that sprinkleth the blood of the peace offerings.

[15] And the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving shall be eaten the same day that it is offered; he shall not leave any of it until the morning.

[16] But if the sacrifice of his offering be a vow, or a voluntary offering, it shall be eaten the same day that he offereth his sacrifice: and on the morrow also the remainder of it shall be eaten:
[17] But the remainder of the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day shall be burnt with fire.
[18] And if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings be eaten at all on the third day, it shall not be accepted, neither shall it be imputed unto him that offereth it: it shall be an abomination, and the soul that eateth of it shall bear his iniquity.
[19] And the flesh that toucheth any unclean thing shall not be eaten; it shall be burnt with fire: and as for the flesh, all that be clean shall eat thereof.
[20] But the soul that eateth of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, that pertain unto Yehovah, having his uncleanness upon him, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.
[21] Moreover the soul that shall touch any unclean thing, as the uncleanness of man, or any unclean beast, or any abominable unclean thing, and eat of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which pertain unto Yehovah, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.


[1] Judge me, Yehoveh; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in Yehovah; therefore I shall not slide.
[2] Examine me, Yehoveh and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
[3] For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.
[4] I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.
[5] I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.
[6] I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O Yehovah:

[7] That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.

[8] Yehovah, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.
[9] Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:
[10] In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.
[11] But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me.
[12] My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I bless Yehovah.


[1] The mighty God, even Yehovah, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.
[2] Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.
[3] Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.
[4] He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.
[5] Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.
[6] And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.
[7] Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.

[8] I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.
[9] I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds.
[10] For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.

[11] I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.

[12] If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.

[13] Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?

[14] Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: [15] And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

[16] But unto the wicked God says, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?
[17] Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.
[18] When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.
[19] Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.
[20] Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son.
[21] These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.
[22] Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

[23] Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.


[30] I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

[31] This also shall please Yehovah better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs.


[1] O come, let us sing unto Yehovah: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
[2] Let us come before his presence
with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
[3] For Yehovah is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

[4] In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.
[5] The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.
[6] O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before Yehovah our maker.
[7] For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,
[8] Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
[9] When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.
[10] Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:
[11] Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.


[1] Make a joyful noise unto Yehovah, all ye lands.
[2] Serve Yehovah with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
[3] Know ye that Yehovah he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
[4] Enter into his gates
with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
[5] For Yehovah is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.


[1] O give thanks unto Yehovah, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
[2] Let the redeemed of Yehovah say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;
[3] And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.
[4] They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.
[5] Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.
] Then they cried unto Yehovah in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses.

[7] And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.
[8] Oh that men would praise Yehovah for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
[9] For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
[10] Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;
[11] Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:
[12] Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was none to help.
[13] Then they cried unto Yehovah in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.
[14] He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.
[15] Oh that men would praise Yehovah for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
[16] For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.
[17] Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.
[18] Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.
[19] Then they cry unto Yehovah in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.
[20] He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
[21] Oh that men would praise Yehovah for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

[22] And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

[23] They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;
[24] These see the works of Yehovah, and his wonders in the deep.
[25] For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.
[26] They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.
[27] They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end.
[28] Then they cry unto Yehovah in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.
[29] He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
[30] Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.
[31] Oh that men would praise Yehovah for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
[32] Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.
[33] He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground;
[34] A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
[35] He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings.
[36] And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;
[37] And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.
[38] He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.
[39] Again, they are minished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow.
[40] He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way.
[41] Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock.
[42] The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.
[43] Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of Yehovah.


[1] I love Yehovah, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.
[2] Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.
[3] The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.
[4] Then called I upon the name of Yehovah; O Yehovah, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.
[5] Gracious is Yehovah, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.
[6] Yehovah preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.
[7] Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for Yehovah hath dealt bountifully with thee.
[8] For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
[9] I will walk before Yehovah in the land of the living.
[10] I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:
[11] I said in my haste, All men are liars.
[12] What shall I render unto Yehovah for all his benefits toward me?
[13] I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of Yehovah.
[14] I will pay my vows unto Yehovah now in the presence of all his people.
[15] Precious in the sight of Yehovah is the death of his saints.
[16] Yehovah, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.
[17] I will offer to thee
the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of Yehovah.
[18] I will pay my vows unto Yehovah now in the presence of all his people,
[19] In the courts of Yehovah's house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise Yah.


[1] Praise ye Yehovah: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.
[2] Yehovah doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
[3] He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
[4] He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.
[5] Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.
[6] Yehovah lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.
[7] Sing unto Yehovah with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:
[8] Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
[9] He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.
[10] He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.
[11] Yehovah taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.
[12] Praise Yehovah, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.
[13] For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee.
[14] He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.
[15] He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.
[16] He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.
[17] He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?
[18] He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.
[19] He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.
[20] He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye Yah.


Jonah tells us:

Jonah 2

[1] Then Jonah prayed unto Yehovah his God out of the fish's belly,
[2] And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto Yehovah, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.
[3] For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.
[4] Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.
[5] The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.
[6] I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, YEHOVAH my God.
[7] When my soul fainted within me I remembered Yehovah: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.
[8] They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

[9] But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of Yehovah.

וַאֲנִי, בְּקוֹל תּוֹדָה אֶזְבְּחָה-לָּךְ

[10] And Yehovah spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.



[6] Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.


[1] For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
[2] That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Messiah;
[3] In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
[4] And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
[5] For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the steadfastness of your faith in Messiah.
[6] As ye have therefore received
Messiah Yeshua our Lord, so walk ye in him:
[7] Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein wit
h thanksgiving.


[1] And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
[2] And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
[3] Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

[4] And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.


[5] Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.

[6] Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.

[7] Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.

[8] Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.

[9] After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
[10] And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

[11] And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,

[12] Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

[13] And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?

[14] And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

[15] Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.
[16] They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.

[17] For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.


Pss.136 [1] O give thanks unto the Yehovah; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

הוֹדוּ לַיהוָה כִּי-טוֹב:    כִּי לְעוֹלָם חַסְדּוֹ.

 [2] O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.

 הוֹדוּ, לֵאלֹהֵי הָאֱלֹהִים:    כִּי לְעוֹלָם חַסְדּוֹ.

[3] O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.

הוֹדוּ, לַאֲדֹנֵי הָאֲדֹנִים:    כִּי לְעוֹלָם חַסְדּוֹ.

[26] O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.

הוֹדוּ, לְאֵל הַשָּׁמָיִם:    כִּי לְעוֹלָם חַסְדּוֹ.

In closing for now:

 Counting today, approximately 39 left to this Gregorian year – then 2020

Time again for the made up holidays in our made up calendar

In this short study, I hope you see, it is a good thing to “thank Yehovah” all the time, in every situation or place.



Beware of the "false image" of love

Beware of "false feelings and emotions"

These pagan feasts bring on loneliness, depression, suicide and oh yes, debt.

Christmas is coming again – X mass (watch Christmas Unwrapped on YouTube from the History channel)


Remember: Once upon a time, Christmas was banned in 1659 in America

Be safe out there; keep your eyes open if you are around crowds, malls etc…

Season’s Beatings – Brawl involving 100’s of teens at NYC mall - The Drudge


Shabbat Shalom

 שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

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